Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Ivar, Timewalker preview

Following a previous post, an eight-page preview of Ivar, Timewalker, launching in January from Valiant Comics. This introduces Ivar, his companion, and at least one set of enemies.

Pull quote from writer Fred Van Lente: “it’s like Doctor Who but with an unlimited budget, going from the Big Bang to the Big Crunch with everything in between. We visit something like five or six time periods in the first issue alone!”

Monday, 24 November 2014

Toulouse-Lautrec

Google celebrates the unusually round-numbered 150th birthday of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, artist and designer of the Belle Epoque and inspiration for the Fourth Doctor’s overall look which is why there’s already an adventure about him from Big Finish. Sometimes it’s too easy...

You could also drag him along in an adventure in and around Paris society, taking in the Impressionists, the House of Worth, the Moulin Rouge, and the Eiffel Tower being a space transmitter or something of the sort...

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Peter Capaldi is the Eighth Doctor?!

He turned down an audition, being too big a fan.

And now, of course, I’m imagining Doctor actors as different Doctors. Tricky, as each Doctor is so influenced by the actor, but still...

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Cold War

On the 25th anniversary of the night people took hammers to the Berlin Wall, something that marked our world for decades. It stood for the Cold War, which seemed like it might doom us all at times, but never seemed permanent, this poorly put together line of concrete covered in graffiti. Every escape made the night it came down seem closer.

As noted before, Russia doesn’t get many visits in Doctor Who, nor does eastern Europe in general.

For my part, I dropped an alien ship on a portion of the Berlin Wall (at the worst possible time, naturally) in a convention adventure. Having run it twice, I should note that the PCs have dodged the secret police, kicked off a riot, smuggled people (and aliens) across the border and generally shown little respect for the Wall. As is only right.